Facebook disclosed another software bug on Friday that may have exposed some users’ private photos to app developers without their permission. The bug, which was live for 12 days in September, may have impacted as many as 6.8 million users.
Facebook says the bug impacted hundreds of apps that let users create accounts and sign in using their Facebook login information. The software bug gave hundreds of developers access to a broader range of Facebook photos than are usually allowed.
The article goes on to state the following:
“When someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, we usually only grant the app access to photos people share on their timeline,” Facebook wrote in a blog post. “In this case, the bug potentially gave developers access to other photos, such as those shared on Marketplace or Facebook Stories.”
That included photos from draft posts — essentially, photos that were uploaded to Facebook but never actually shared. It did not impact photos shared in Messenger, and we’ve asked Facebook if it impacted photos shared to private groups or albums.
— Recode (@Recode) December 14, 2018
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) December 14, 2018
Facebook announced this evening that a bug affecting their photo API gave developers access to more photos than they’re allowed to – this includes draft posts, for up to 6.8m users and up to 1,500 apps
— Techweez (@techweez) December 14, 2018
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